Beginning about 1:22 in Them's recording, bassy-sounding riffs appear. Following the release of Murs' second single " Thinking of Me ", the single re-entered the top 40 at number thirty-nine; bringing its total weeks spent within the top 40 to ten. Hey, You've Got to Hide Your Love Away!  Billboard magazine describes the song as "the kind of straight-ahead, hard-driving track that always typified the band's [1970s] records".  AllMusic's Janovitz describes recordings in a variety of styles and notes "Sure, some guitarists like Angus Young and Ted Nugent have offered slick and fancy licks over breakneck tempos in their versions, but the song remains the same, to quote a phrase", The sheet music includes a 1944 copyright date, indicating a later version of the song, Music historian Larry Birbaum suggested that the Orioles' 1951 version inspired, Muddy Waters' original Chess single lists the songwriters as "Strutt, Alexander", although reissues credit "McKinley Morganfield" (his legal name). Baby, please, go all the way It feels so right (feels so right) Being with you here tonight Please, go all the way Just hold me close (hold me close) Don't ever let me go I couldn't say what I wanted to say 'Til she whispered, I love you So please, go all the way It feels so right (feels so right) Being with you here tonight Please, go all the way Subsequently, Them's uptempo rock arrangement also made it a rock standard. Caught in the inquisition [F#m] Under these conditions [Bm] I need a definition [D] Is it love that we're sharin [E] sharin g. Show me that you're caring [F#m] You see my fascination [Bm] The song became a hit and established Williams' recording career. Jimmy Page, a studio guitarist at the time, participated in the recording session, possibly on rhythm guitar. Baby, Please Don't Go! ~ Scott mugs for the camera and, during the guitar solo/vocal improvization section, he lights a cigarette as he duels with Angus with a green mallet. Teacher / … Vegetable Gardener / Games. Accompanying him are Sonny Boy Williamson I on harmonica and Alfred Elkins on imitation bass (possibly a washtub bass). In 1947, he recorded it for Columbia Records with Williamson and Ransom Knowling on bass and Judge Riley on drums.  Although they have expressed their interest and inspiration in early blues songs, music writer Mick Wall identifies Them's adaptation of the song as the likely source. , Janovitz identifies the riff as "the backbone of the arrangement" and describes Henderson's contribution as an "amphetamine-rush, pulsing two-note bass line. Ooh girl, I just want you to stay. If we're going to have Just Go! Ooh da bop bop baby please don't let me go Can't live my life this way Ooh da bop bop baby please just let me know And put my mind at ease for sure On a love train 20 odd years now I got off today But nobody said the stop that I've taken Was a stop too late Now I'm alone I'm thinking of stupid Which I really enjoyed, we should have its bookend. "Baby, Please Don't Go" is likely an adaptation of "Long John", an old folk theme which dates back to the time of slavery in the United States. (slide guitar) 'Till she fall off!'  For their appearance, "Angus wore his trade mark schoolboy uniform while Scott took the stage wearing a wig of blonde braids, a dress, make-up, and earrings", according to author Heather Miller. The Albert Productions AC/DC single misidentified the songwriter as, Live at the Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago 1981, "1992 Hall of Fame Inductees: "Baby Please Don't Go" – Big Joe Williams (Bluebird 1935)", "Mose Allison: Baby Please Don't Go, Composed by Big Joe Williams", "Big Joe Williams: 'Baby Please Don't Go' – Review", "Them: 'Baby Please Don't Go' – Appears On", "Aerosmith: Chart History – Mainstream Rock Songs", "Aerosmith: 'Baby Please Don't Go' Video Posted Online", "Concert review: Aerosmith at Superpages.com Center", "Aerosmith/The J. Geils Band – Concert Review", Rollin' Stone: The Golden Anniversary Collection, Let There Be Rock: The Movie – Live in Paris, It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll), For Those About to Rock: Monsters in Moscow, Classic Aerosmith: The Universal Masters Collection, Devil's Got a New Disguise: The Very Best of Aerosmith, Walk This Way: The Autobiography of Aerosmith, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Baby,_Please_Don%27t_Go&oldid=994044535, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz work identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Traditional (J. Williams credited on record), This page was last edited on 13 December 2020, at 20:51. I believe there's a man done gone, I believe there's a man done gone Baby please don't let me go [Bm] No, please don't let me go [D] Baby no, no, no, no . Now please don't go Most nights I hardly sleep when I'm alone Now please don't go, oh no I think of you whenever I'm alone So please don't go (Oh oh oh) I sent so many messages you don't reply! Their rendition of the song was derived from a version recorded by John Lee Hooker in 1949 as "Don't Go Baby".  The lyrics express a prisoner's anxiety about his lover leaving before he returns home:, Now baby please don't go, now baby please don't go  When it was reissued in 1991 as a single in the UK, it reached number 65 in the chart. We've come too far to leave it all behind.  Although "Baby, Please Don't Go" was a popular part of AC/DC's performances (often as the closing number), the song was not released internationally until their 1984 compilation EP '74 Jailbreak. And if you leave me now, you'll take away the very heart of me.  Joe Bonomo describes Scott as "a demented Pippi Longstocking", and Perkins notes his "tattoos and a disturbingly short skirt. Baby please don't let me go E. Baby please don't let me go Bm. Live versions appear on Muddy Waters at Newport 1960 and on Live at the Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago 1981 with members of the Rolling Stones. Baby, please don't go, go, go, go Baby, please don't go, go, go, go Baby, please don't go, go, go, go Baby, please don't, Baby, please don't Baby, please don't run away.  Mose Allison recorded the tune in his jazz-blues piano style for the album Transfiguration of Hiram Brown (1960).. "Please Don't Let Me Go" spent three weeks within the top 10 and nine weeks within the top 40. , Them recorded "Baby, Please Don't Go" for Decca Records in October 1964. By the early 1950s, the song became a blues standard. He recorded it during his first session for Lester Melrose and Bluebird Records in Chicago. The song is registered as "Turn the Lamps [. Ooohh girl. When the man done gone When the man done gone When the man done gone down to the county farm He got the shackles on Baby, please don't go Don't leave me.  Subsequently, the song has become a staple of the band's concert repertoire. Your ACEs @BobJ685852.  The album was produced by Jack Douglas, who had worked on the group's earlier albums, and reflects a return to their hard rock roots.  Morrison has acknowledged Page's participation in the early sessions: "He played rhythm guitar on one thing and doubled a bass riff on the other" and Morrison biographer Johnny Rogan notes that Page "doubled the distinctive riff already worked out by Billy Harrison". " Evans describes the reaction: As soon as his vocals are about to begin he comes out from behind the drums dressed as a schoolgirl. ... Don't let the ball hit the ground! Aerosmith recorded "Baby, Please Don't Go" for their blues cover album, Honkin' on Bobo, which was released on March 30, 2004. Click to listen to Aerosmith on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/AerosmithSpot?IQid=AeroBPDGAs featured on Honkin' On Bobo.  The single fared better on the West Coast, where both songs appeared on weekly Top 40 playlists for Los Angeles radio station KRLA, reaching as high as number two in May. Baby please don't go back to New Orleans, and get your cold ice cream So please don't go Don't go Don't go away Hey, hey, hey I need your love I'm down on my knees Beggin' please, please, please Don't go Don't you hear me baby please don't go Don't leave me now Oh, no, no, no, no Please don't go I want you to know That I, I, I, love you so Don't leave me baby Please don't go [h] AllMusic critic Eduardo Rivadavia called the song "positively explosive". , In 1992, Williams' song was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in the "Classics of Blues Recordings" category. (Oh oh oh) I gotta figure out what am I missing babe! "[f] Music critic Greil Marcus comments that during the song's quieter middle passage "the guitarist, session player Jimmy Page or not, seems to be feeling his way into another song, flipping half-riffs, high, random, distracted metal shavings". I've been waiting all day long for this moment with you.  However, Johnson, who was married to jazz-influenced blues guitarist Lonnie Johnson, never recorded it and her song is not discussed as influencing later performers.  By the early 1950s, the song was reworked in contemporary musical styles, with an early rhythm and blues/jump blues version by Billy Wright (1951), a harmonized doo-wop version by the Orioles (a number eight R&B hit in 1952),[c] and an Afro-Cuban-influenced rendition by Rose Mitchell (1954).  AllMusic critic Bill Janovitz cites the influence of Waters' adaptation: The most likely link between the Williams recordings and all the rock covers that came in the 1960s and 1970s would be the Muddy Waters 1953 Chess side, which retains the same swinging phrasing as the Williams takes, but the session musicians beef it up with a steady driving rhythm section, electrified instruments and Little Walter Jacobs wailing on blues harp.  Albert Productions issued it as the single's B-side. No, please don't let me go D. Baby no, no, no, no.  The video from the Countdown show is included on 2005's Family Jewels DVD compilation. [b] As with many Delta blues songs of the era, it remains on the tonic chord (I) throughout without the progression to the subdominant (IV) or dominant (V) chords. [Scott] had a wonderful sense of humor.. [a] The song, a vaudeville show tune, inspired several other songs between 1925 and 1935, such as "Elder Greene Blues", "Alabama Bound", and "Don't You Leave Me Here". This version did not reach the Billboard Race Records chart, but represents a move toward a more urban blues treatment of the song. "Baby, Please Don't Go" has been inducted into both the Blues and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame. Baby, please don't go 'Don't make her walk the log, boy!' I believe there's a man done gone to the county farm, with a long chain on. , "Baby, Please Don't Go" was a feature of AC/DC's live shows since their beginning. Janovitz claims that Henderson's bass line "was later lifted by. I just want you to stay. AC/DC and Aerosmith are among the rock groups who have recorded the song. Baby please don't let me go A.  Also on March 23, 1975, one month after drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Mark Evans joined AC/DC, the group performed the song for the first time (this performance would also be repeated on April 6 and 27, which is why there is often conflicting dates for this performance) on the Australian music program Countdown. In 1952, a doo-wop version by the Orioles reached the top ten on the R&B chart. Ooh no baby please don't go. And if you leave me now, you'll take away the very heart of me.  Early examples include Papa Charlie McCoy as "Tampa Kid" (1936), Leonard "Baby Doo" Caston (1939), Lightnin' Hopkins (1947), John Lee Hooker (1949), and Big Bill Broonzy (1952). , The song was not included on Them's original British or American albums (The Angry Young Them and Them Again), however, it has appeared on several compilation albums, such as The Story of Them Featuring Van Morrison and The Best of Van Morrison.  Chess Records originally issued the single with the title "Turn the Lamp Down Low", although the song is also referred to as "Turn Your Lamp Down Low", "Turn Your Light Down Low", or "Baby Please Don't Go".  With the B-side, "Gloria", it became their first hit, reaching number ten on the UK Singles Chart in February 1965. (Oh oh oh) Now please don't go (Oh, no) John Lee Hooker was listed as "Texas Slim" on the single "Don't Go Baby" (King 4334). Tell me I'm not mistaken D , "Baby Please Don't Go" was one of the earliest songs recorded by Them, fronted by a 19-year-old Van Morrison. (slide guitar) Baby, please don't go Baby, please don't go Baby, please don't go Back to New Orlean Because I love you, so. [e] Hooker's song later appeared on a 1959 album, Highway of Blues, which Van Morrison heard and felt was "something really unique and different" with "more soul" than he had previously heard. In the 1960s, "Baby, Please Don't Go" became a popular rock song after the Northern Irish group Them recorded it in 1964. If you leave me now, you'll take away the biggest part of me. "Baby, Please Don't Go" is a traditional blues song that was popularized by Delta blues musician Big Joe Williams in 1935. Aerosmith - Baby, Please Don't Go (Official Video) - YouTube  As Page biographer George Case notes, "There is a dispute over whether it is Page's piercing blues line that defines the song, if he only played a run Harrison had already devised, or if Page only backed up Harrison himself". [Verse 2] And if you leave me now. How could we let it slip away? Turn your lamp down Turn your lamp down, low Turn your lamp down, low If it's all night long Baby, please don't go.  These variants were recorded by Charlie Patton, Lead Belly, Monette Moore, Henry Thomas, and Tampa Red. Ooh no, baby please don't go. After World War II, Chicago blues and rhythm and blues artists adapted the song to newer music styles.  On March 20, Billboard magazine first listed the song on its extended "Bubbling Under the Hot 100" chart, where it eventually peaked at number 102 on April 24.